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    Pleasing 1805 Half Dime, V-1, LM-1, AU58

    1805 H10C AU58 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.4. The 1805 half dime is an extremely scarce issue, with a reported mintage of 15,600 pieces produced from a single known die pairing. It is the last Heraldic Eagle Reverse issue, since the next striking of half dimes would not occur until 24 years later, of the Capped Bust design by Chief Engraver William Kneass. The Logan-McCloskey half dime reference (1998) indicates that the 1805 is "rare in grades above VF and almost never available in grades approaching Mint State."
    The present near-Mint State offering is the finest grade one can expect to locate, as a single Mint State specimen has thus far been certified. A splash or two of violet visits the predominately soft olive-green obverse, while the two colors show about equal coverage on the reverse. A sharply struck and remarkably clean example. Population: 4 in 58, 0 finer (12/09).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 232A, PCGS# 4272)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    February, 2010
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity
    This 64-page book cites mintage and rarity estimates by prominent numismatists and documents the currently known 1802 half dime appearances. Each of the 32 documented examples includes an enlarged obverse/reverse photograph, the author's assigned grade, the provenance of each coin, auction prices realized or dealer fixed asking price, and a unique serial number for each specimen that will facilitate retrieval for research, cataloging, or price-information purposes. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $29.95 today.
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